Jesse Looney letter to John C. Bond, 1843 October 27  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Looney, Jesse, 1801-1869
Title
Jesse Looney letter to John C. Bond
Dates
1843 October 27
Quantity
0.1 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 folder
Collection Number
CA 1843 Oct 27
Summary
Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Looney to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. He was born in Tennessee and with his family traveled overland to Oregon in a wagon train led by Marcus Whitman. The Looneys took a donation land claim south of Salem. He was a provisional legislator, orchard grower, and builder. He married Ruby Crawford Bond. They had 13 children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of a typed transcript of Looney's letter to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond. In the letter, Looney gives advice on making the trip across the plains, and describe the state of his family, newly arrived in Waiilapu, Oregon Territory.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Farmers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Legislators--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence

Personal Names

  • Bond, John C.

Geographical Names

  • Oregon Territory--History

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence